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St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

May 27th, 2018. Trinity Sunday / The Octave day of Pentecost

8 am   Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

Collect: A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee, that this holy faith may evermore be our defence against all adversities; who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.

Reader: Shirley Marston

Eucharistic Assistant: Beth Turner


10 am    Holy Eucharist, The Book of Alternative Services

The Gathering of the Community

      Processional Hymn                                        #1 Holy, Holy, Holy!

      The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

      The Gloria                                                              #702 Glory to God

      The Collect of the Day: Enfolding God, Trinity of love, you are

our source, our goal, our life: may we be born again in you, no more to live alone and unconnected, but, sharing the Spirit’s breath, be carried to your heart; through Jesus Christ, who lifts us up. Amen.

As the children depart for Sunday School we will sing,

The Spirit Lives

The Spirit lives in you and me,  Walk, walk, in the light.
Our light will shine for all to see, Walk, walk, in the light.
Walk in the light; walk in the light;
Walk in the light; walk in the light of the Lord.

The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8,  Mary Phillips

Psalm 29

Second Reading: Romans 8:12-17,  John Whidden
Gradual Hymn             #564 Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us

The Holy Gospel: John 3:1-17


The Apostles’ Creed, p. 189

The Prayers of the People, Kimberly Matheson

      Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192                                                           

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn                   #436 I Bind Unto Myself Today

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 347

      Eucharistic Prayer       , p. 204               #735 Holy, holy, holy…

      The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

      The Breaking of the Bread,   p. 212          #745 Lamb of God…

All are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a blessing. Gluten-free bread is available at the communion rail.

      Communion hymns:              #435 Take My Life, and Let It Be;

       Anthem:    Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! (Alan Smith)

Prayer after Communion, p.  347, followed by Doxology, p. 214

The Blessing

Announcements:   Jim Nelson

       Closing Hymn                #565 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

  The Dismissal


Psalm 29

Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due the divine name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon the mighty waters.

The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendour.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon,

and makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire;

the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe and strips the forests bare. And in the temple of the Lord all are crying, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as sovereign for evermore.

The Lord shall give strength to this people; the Lord shall give this people the blessing of peace.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.


Eucharistic Assistant: Jim Nelson

Greeter: Don Conrad

      Counters: Murray & Mary Phillips

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service at 10 am this week provided by Jim & Emma Fyfe


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Anglican Church of Korea; the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and the Yukon; along with the parishes of St. James’, Armdale, St. George’s, Halifax & St. Margaret of Scotland, Halifax

·       All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Arthur & Joan, Albert Jucker, Digger McDougall, Lyle Southam, Jack, Pam, Cal McMillan, Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Jane, Doreen McKee, Kevan, Mary Funderburg, Shelley & Gloria, Connie, Betty, Heidi, Harry, Cecil, Ann Watson, Roger Harris, Richard Fry, Gene Trites & Albert Kimmig


The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of David Doake from Diana & Raja



8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)   10:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)   



Mark these dates on your calendar…

Today at 3pm, Port Williams United Baptist Church: Induction of their Pastor, the Rev’d Dr. Don Flowers. All welcome.


Mon., May 28th at 7pm: ACW / Sanctuary Guild will be having an

Evensong Service. The homily will be offered by the Reverend Judith Tod, focusing on Help for the Journey. A short meeting will follow the service. We hope to see you there!

Enjoy singing? The Dukes of Kent welcome you Tues., May 29th, 7pm in the CE Centre behind Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Aldershot for a fun evening of singing and demonstrations of their unique musical craft. Men of all ages are welcome to experience the camaraderie and pleasant sounds of a capella choral singing.


Thurs., May 31st, 1pm, Christ Church Hall, Berwick: St. Anne’s Camp Board Meeting


Sat., June 2nd: Plant Sale on the grounds of the church, starting at 9am until noon, or until all of the plants are sold. For more information or to donate plants contact Ron Stuart at 902-542-4477

Church & Community News

NEW SERVER SCHEDULE: If you would like to be added to read the lessons or announcements, please let Debbie know. If you would like to be a Eucharistic Assistant and or lead the prayers, let Sandra know. Training is provided.


Next Sunday is Food Bank Sunday:  Please consider giving to your local food bank. Food items can be left at the back of the church.


The quilt chart is in the back of the church showing the progress towards the 200 quilts for the North; 65 have been passed in.


The date of our 200th Anniversary Service and Parish Picnic - June 17th There are sign-up sheets in the back of the church indicating where help is needed - from gardening to flower arranging to food and fun for the picnic. Please help where you can. It’s also time to get those costumes together for June 17th. Take another look at the idea board in the back room for inspiration and show up in style!! (There could even be a prize or two waiting!) Please note that there will be one combined service at 10am that day (no 8am service).


Rector’s Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Weds., 9:30-11am and Thurs., 3:30-5pm. She will be off Tuesday and Saturday


Nov. 8th-10th, Holiday Inn, Truro: Vital Church Maritimes Conference. Funding is available if you’re interested in attending. Brochures are at the back of the church. Talk to Sandra.